With 41 percent of the vote, Stamford High School has won the voting portion of the 2nd annual Overtime Fan Showdown. Ridgefield, with 24.5 percent of the vote, finished second and Norwalk, with 18.2 percent of the vote, took third place.
Thus, Stamford receives 5 points, Ridgefield 3 and Norwalk 1 heading into the video portion of the competition, which counts for the other 50 percent of the scoring.
The winning school will receive $500 for its athletic department, with $100 going to the second-place school.
Each of the nine finalists will now submit a video of no longer than two minutes showing their fans in action at a game of their choosing. We want to see loyalty, not rowdy misbehavior. The deadline for the videos is Feb. 10. As we receive the videos, we will post them for viewing. A panel of our sponsors will then judge the videos. They will give a 3 to the best one, 2 for the second-best one and 1 for the third-best. The school that earns the most overall video points, like the voting, will get 5 points, second place will be worth 3 points and third place worth 1 point.
The other schools competing are: Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, St. Joseph and Westhill.